Brian Joss – Petrolheads, Alfisti, and all other motoring enthusiasts can get ready for an exciting adrenaline-filled weekend at the Festival of Motoring, which will be held at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit from today Friday August 31 until Sunday September 2 Adrenaline-junkies who prefer hatches that turn the hot and fun factor dialled up to 11, can look forward to the debut of the new Fiat 500 S at the show.
Sporty, sassy, seductive, and sociable. There’s always something special hiding inside a Fiat 500 S that boasts a race-inspired spoiler, mags, Red Brake Calipers and sports steering wheel. Further enhancing its visual appeal is its gorgeous Italian Blue metallic paintwork that means drivers will certainly not go unnoticed on South Africa’s roads and parking lots.
Beyond its killer looks, the Fiat 500 S sports enough power to back up its sporty looks. Under the bonnet resides an 875 cc two-cylinder powerplant that churns out 77 kW at 5500 RPM and 145 Nm of torque at just 2000 RPM.
This is enough for the car to hit 100 km/h in ten seconds and go on to achieve a top speed of 190 km/h. All this, while keeping fuel usage down to a mere 4.2 litres per 100 km. Fiat fans should get ready to hit the road and track in this little sportscar.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio, Fiat Abarth 595, Sexy Spider 124, and Alfa Romeo Giulia QV will also be taking to the track, demonstrating the show stopping appeal of these incredible Italian cars.
The Alfa Romeo Stelvio is the ideal car for those who won’t settle for less, offering the versatility of an SUV with the performance and style of the latest benchmark in sports sedans. The Alfa Romeo Stelvio draws inspiration from the legendary mountain pass linking Italy to Switzerland, with 48 hairpins in quick succession.
The Fiat Abarth 595 is a captivating, dynamic and bold hatchback. All its details are designed for performance, boasting a 132kw output that provides extra power for a phenomenal drive experience.
Our Fiat Abarth 124 Spider ensures an adrenalin-packed, authentic driving experience. A design that blends its iconic heritage with spectacular contemporary racing style, delivering unforgettable performance on and off the track, said FCA South Africa’s new CEO Graham Eagle, ahead of the opening of the festival.
CAPTION: Hot hatch: the Fiat 500 S. Picture: Quicpic